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EXCLUSIVE: Kidnapping victim speaks to 14 News

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Paul Lenz, 32, is being held in the Warren County Jail as a fugitive on kidnapping charges. Paul Lenz, 32, is being held in the Warren County Jail as a fugitive on kidnapping charges.
PERRY CO., IN (WFIE) -

A man considered armed and dangerous was arrested and charged with kidnapping after Kentucky State Police found the suspect in Bowling Green.

KSP say 32-year-old Paul Lenz held a man at gunpoint at a Cannelton Car Wash, and then kidnapped him Thursday night.

"I didn't think I was going to come back," the alleged victim told 14 News Reporter, Nick LaGrange.

The victim says he and his friends were wanting to buy some sodas Thursday night, so he went alone to Dot's Car Wash to use the change machine.

"I got the change out and as soon as I turned around I see this guy run up behind me," said the victim. "He says, 'Hey!' Lifts his shirt probably about half way up, and I could see a pistol or something right there. Then he said, 'You need to take me, you need to get in the car, and we're going to go for a ride.'"

According to police, the suspect is Paul Lenz. The victim told 14 News Lenz ordered him to drive to a house in Tell City.

"We got to his house and he got out," said the victim. "He stood right in front of the driver's side window so he knew I wouldn't take off. I looked over and there was another guy coming out."

The victim told 14 News the guy who came out of the house got into a separate car. Lenz told the victim he was going to get in that car and they would follow the victim to Cotton Mill Apartments. 

When Lenz walked away, the victim said he took off.

"I didn't even stop," said the victim. " I cut people off so hardcore. I just went."

The victim eventually made it back home, unharmed. He called police who were unable to catch Lenz in Perry County.

According to KSP, Lenz was spotted by a trooper driving in the Bowling Green area. Lenz' car and license plate number matched descriptions from police in Perry County.

KSP say he was arrested Friday afternoon without incident.

Lenz is currently being held in the Warren County Jail as a fugitive on kidnapping charges.

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